I’ve been seeing “wish list” posts for a while and I finally wanted to write one of my own showcasing items I’d love to splurge on but won’t. I feel quite cheeky writing a wish list a mere month after my birthday, but oh well!
The first item on my lust list is from Lime Crime! Have you seen their enchanting Mermaid collection which launched in June?! Well if you’ve somehow missed it, let me enlighten you: promised to make you glow like a mermaid on a moonlit night, this kit has all you need to rock that Ariel-inspired look. Moonlight Mermaid: Collector’s Kit (now sold out) absolutely spoils consumers with 3 full-sized highlighters and 3 full-sized Velvetines. As you can see, the shades from the highlighting palette (Seashell, Pearl, Mermaid) correspond to the matching matte liquid lipstick (Siren, Mermaid’s Grotto, Seashell Bra). I’ve wanted to try Lime Crime for a while due to their popular Diamond Crushers, a set of iridescent lip toppers which use prismatic technology to show off the sparkle!
I wouldn’t live up to my handle, Gorgeous and Geeky, if I didn’t include at least one geek-inspired product! These makeup brushes from Storybook Cosmetics were inspired by the wands you’d find in Ollivanders. Since these were teased on their Instagram in October 2016, fans have been impatiently awaiting their arrival; when the brushes were released in earlier 2017, you can imagine that these sold out fairly quickly! Everyone wanted to perform the “Accio Makeup!” spell, I’m sure of it. These “Wizard Wand” brushes come in gold, gun metal and rose gold. Rose gold continues to be a hit color and I obviously need the rose gold set ha! I considered asking my better half for a set as a birthday present, but I’m afraid that if I order them I won’t use them! I could totally see myself framing them and not actually casting any makeup spells.
The next item on my wish list isn’t flashy but is indeed necessary! This Drying Lotion from Mario Badescu has exceptional reviews for its potent, yet gentle, effect on acne. I am 27 and suffer from hormonal acne due to a reaction to the mini-pill I started taking a few months ago. I have been off of the pill for 2 months and can see an improvement, but the skin is still irritated and looks like a red rash on both sides of my jaw. I am not entirely sure if this acne treatment would work for my particular needs, but I’ve been wanting to give it a go. I absolutely hate my acne. I will go makeup-free because I believe a woman should be as confident without it as she is with it, but it still doesn’t look very nice. Plus, who can wear a full face of makeup in this heat?! If you have been wanting to try this product/brand but are in the UK, you can purchase Mario Badescu from Beauty Bay.
Recently, my trusty (and cheap) wet-to-dry straightener died and I decided that when I can afford to replace it, I would like to finally buy the pinnacle of hair straighteners: a ghd. One of my closest friends turned me onto ghd when we were traveling in Iceland; I was amazed that she could use it in another country without it blowing up or melting. In 2011, I melted a straightener from the US when I was studying in Ireland! I researched various ghd products and decided that I’d like to eventually invest in the Platinum Tropic. I try to take good care of my hair, especially since I started coloring it a few years ago; therefore, I can appreciate the technology that goes into this “safer-for-hair” styler that reduces breakages by 50 percent.
My wonderful partner surprised me with a light blue Fitbit Charge 2 and I cannot stop fiddling with the app. I love it! I love how it tracks my caloric intake so I can decide how many calories to eat. I am trying to lose a pound a week, so I try to cut out 500 calories a day. Before I had a Fitbit, I estimated how many calories I burned and how much I should eat but this device removes all guesswork. I am astonished at how it tracks my sleep cycles, steps, and active minutes. Now I am reaching my goals and seeing even better results. The item on my wish list is this chic, grey-colored leather band which would allow me to paid my trusty Fitbit with nicer outfits.
The final item on my wish list is something I didn’t even know I wanted until a few weeks ago! Last year the Town House at the Kensington Hotel in London advertised their brand-new Tale as Old as Time afternoon tea and I joined the waiting list because seats sold out in a matter of minutes. Thankfully, they released more dates. My partner and I were already going to London for a night to celebrate my birthday so when they released more dates in May, I jumped at the chance to go! We were not disappointed! I plan on writing a post about this experience, but for now I will just say this: you’d be surprised how well-made these figurines are. They were on each table and I was seriously shocked when I picked it up to move it because it was incredibly hefty! The figurine is battery-operated and the flames really glow. I was astonished when I saw the price tag, though: £59 from the Disney website!!! I do not think I will be getting this item any time soon!
I hope you enjoyed reading about the lust-worthy products I am wishing will magically turn up on my doorstep! If you’ve used any of the products I’ve mentioned, I’d love to hear your thoughts!